In a legislative announcement on Thursday, Rep. Jerry Nadler told reporters, “We’re not packing the Supreme Court. We’re unpacking it.”
“Some people will say we’re packing the Court. We’re unpacking it,” Nadler said. “Senator McConnell and Republicans packed the Court over the last couple of years… [T]his is a reaction to that… Thirteen Justices for 13 circuits is a logical progression and another reason why I’m glad to join my colleagues in introducing the Judiciary Act of 2021 to establish the Supreme Court size as 13,” he added.
In response, Sen. Ted Cruz told Fox Business on Thursday, “Today’s Democratic Party’s more radical than it’s ever been. They have made a political decision to hand control over to the extreme left, the radical left, and so on the Supreme Court their objective is to put four left-wing radicals on the Supreme Court to destroy the checks and balances to destroy the independence of the judiciary.”
“FDR tried to do this in the 1930s, and his own party, the Democratic Party, said no, that would be terrible for the rule of law and that would undermine the rights of Americans that have protected the Constitution,” Cruz added. “Today’s Democratic Party doesn’t care about that at all.”